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After Mary/Ann Foster is sentenced to hanging, a man allegedly visits her in prison and requests she show him some evidence of her skill as a witch. She asks him to fetch her a large basin, telling him to be sure to keep it dry. He fetches one, but wets and dries it again first. Foster stands in the basin, mutters some strange words and is carried around the room and up the chimney. Half-way up, the basin falls with her tumbling after. She scolds the man for wetting it, for "otherwise she had got clear out of the chimny."(7)
Anonymous. Relation of the Most Remarkable Proceedings at the late Assizes at Northampton. London: 1674, 7